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Donít sweat the spelling!

By Jeff Barnes, State Grange Overseer / Vice President

  JULY 2, 2011 --

If you look at one word at a time you say, “What?!” But it is easy to read the whole sentence, isn’t it?

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cloud aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaomneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rscheerarch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, alowls it not to mttear waht oredr the ltteers are in a wrod. The olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervery lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzaning, huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas thguout slpelnig was ipmorant. 

Did I get your attention? I hope so because what I really want to do is to use this chance to Thank-You all of you for the flood of cards, phone calls and visits that I received through the month of May. They are greatly appreciated, and it’s nice to be remembered. I always believed that I was indestructible and it’s sure disappointing to find out otherwise. I wish everyone a healthy and happy summer and look forward to seeing you soon.

And don’t worry about the spelling! We all speak the same language.


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